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Dr Tunde Maiyaki Ibrahim

Consultant Physician and Director of Physician Education

Tunde joined GVH in June 2008 as a senior registrar and was promoted to a consultant in 2011 after passing the RACP exam. Since then, Tunde has made significant contributions to the education of junior doctors and medical students at the Rural Clinical School of the University of Melbourne. Tunde has extensive work experience in

Dr Yasmin S Lennie

Staff Specialist and Supervisor of Training

Yasmin joined GV Health in 2020 after completing her Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. Prior to completing her MBBS at Monash University, Yasmin completed a Bachelor of Science with a double major in pathology and anatomy at the University of Melbourne. Yasmin works as a supervisor of training for ANZCA

Dr Vikas Wadhwa

Director Medical Services

Vikas joined GV Health in the second half of 2020. He is a respiratory, sleep and general medicine physician and has completed masters degrees in business administration as well as public health. Vikas also has specialist qualifications in medical administration and health service management. As Director Medical Services, Vikas shares executive responsibilities to support the

Dr Vibhay Raykar

Infant, Child and Youth Psychiatrist, Clinical Director CAMHS

Vibhay joined GV Health in 2011. He has specialist qualifications in child and adolescent psychiatry and is trained in infant and early childhood mental health and child parent psychotherapy. Vibjay is a ZERO TO THREE FELLOW (2014-2016). The ZERO TO THREE fellowship program is an intensive professional development program that brings together early childhood professionals

Dr Usha Kolandaivel

Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr Kolandaivel graduated from Madras Medical College in India where she lived until 1996. From 1996 until 2010 Usha lived in Malaysia where she gained a Masters of Anaesthesiology. Usha moved Australia in 2010 and worked as a senior registrar at Royal Perth Hospital to gain her Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College

Dr Ubaidullah Dawood

Consultant Physician and Nephrologist

Ubaid joined the GV Health community in the spring of 2021. He completed his nephrology fellowship in Adelaide. Ubaid spent his first five years as nephrologist working in Singapore at the Singapore General Hospital. He developed a special interest in peritoneal dialysis in the treatment of end stage renal disease. Ubaid obtained a fellowship with

Dr Tejraj Tawde

Consultant Psychiatrist

Tejraj has been with GV Health since 2012. He has obtained postgraduate specialist qualifications in the field of psychiatry from India, UK and Australia. Tejraj’s work is mainly focussed in clinical psychiatry, providing clinical leadership in mental health care for adults in our community. Tejraj also holds the portfolio of Hospital Training Coordinator for the

Dr Shiromi Karunaratne

Consultant Psychiatrist

Shiromi joined GV Health in February 2017. She has masters degree in psychiatry from Melbourne University and is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Shiromi is responsible for providing medical leadership in the inpatient psychiatry unit, Wanyarra. She is also the lead consultant psychiatrist in the still developing state-wide

Dr Senthil Rengasamy

Clinical Director Orthopaedics

Mr Senthil Rengasamy is an Australian trained orthopaedic surgeon. Senthil worked as a staff specialist surgeon at Redcliffe Hospital in QLD prior to his commencement at GV Health in Shepparton in 2017.  He undertook his initial few years of unaccredited orthopaedic training in Townsville Hospital in 2009, then Ipswich Hospital in 2010.  He was accepted

Dr Scott Freeman

Clinical Director Dental Services

Scott joined GV Health at the start of 2021. He has a dental degree from the University of Melbourne and graduate diplomas in oral surgery and conscious sedation. Scott is responsible for the management of the dental service at GV Health as well as a number of different outreach dental programs provided by GV Health.

Dr Rajlaxmi Khopade

Consultant Psychiatrist

Raj joined GV Health in 2012 as a Hospital Medical Officer. She then went on to finish her psychiatric basic training and advanced training in psychiatry of old age in GV Health. Currently she is working as consultant psychiatrist with the state-wide Specialist Women’s Mental Health Centre and as an old age psychiatrist with the

Dr Rachna Verma

Consultant Paediatrician

Rachna is a specialist in paediatrics. After completing her primary medical degree in India, she moved to the UK in 2003 where she completed her post graduate training. She has obtained fellowships both of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She has a Diploma in Allergy

Dr Prasoon Kumar Goyadi

Consultant Paediatrician

Prasoon joined GV Health in February 2018 as a paediatric registrar. He completed training at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi and studied paediatrics at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh. Prasoon undertook the child health program at Sydney Medical School in 2018 and received a

Mr Muhammad Abdullah


Mr Abdullah moved from Melbourne to Shepparton and joined GV Health in 2008. He holds surgical fellowships from England, Glasgow and Australia.  He has extensively travelled on work assignments, before arriving in Shepparton. His previous work experience includes assignments in Africa, England, Scotland, Wales, Pakistan, Malaysia and Melbourne Mr Abdullah’s surgical interest include advanced laparoscopic

Dr Mark Patterson

Emergency Physician and Director of Emergency Medicine Training

Mark graduated from Monash University with MBBS (Hons) in 2004. Since then he worked at Western Health, Barwon Health and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. Mark completed specialist training in emergency medicine in 2015 and joined GV Health in 2016. He also works in the emergency departments of John Fawkner Hospital and Sunshine Hospital in Melbourne.

Dr Lekha Walallawita

Specialist Anaesthetist

Lekha joined GV Health in February 2022, as a staff specialist in anaesthetics. In her role, Lekha ensures patients are optimally fit for surgery and plans their overall care before, during and after their procedure. The scope of practice for Lekha includes general anaesthesia, sedation, neuraxial and regional anaesthesia, airway management and resuscitation, and transport and

Dr Junyi Shi

Director Medical Services

Junyi joined GVH in 2022. He has degrees in medicine and hospital administration, he is also a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators and an associate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. As Director of Medical Services, Junyi has oversight of medical education and training, clinical governance and professional medical issues.

Dr Juan Rodriguez

Consultant Anaesthetist

Juan studied medicine in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2007 he moved to Barcelona, Spain, completing his training in anaesthetics in 2012. In 2014 Juan obtained a European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive care (Stockholm, Sweden). Juan joined GV Health’s anaesthetics department in 2015. In 2017 he obtained the Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College

Dr John Hay

Specialist Anaesthetist

John joined GV Health in 2018 after completing training in New Zealand and obtaining his anaesthetic qualification. He has a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery from Otago University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education from University of Auckland. John works as a fulltime anaesthetist, and is the supervisor of training for

Dr Jennifer Coller

Clinical Director of Cardiology

Jennifer has over a decade of diverse clinical experience within cardiology. Having worked in multiple areas within regional Victoria, and visiting GV Health at least monthly for 8 years, she finally made the move to Shepparton in mid 2022. Jennifer’s particular passion is heart failure, having previously completed a PhD in that area. She also

Dr JC Kruger

Senior Medical Officer Anaesthesia

JC worked in Cape Town, South Africa, as a private practice specialist in anaesthesia and intensive care for nine years, before joining GV Health in 2014. He received his training in South Africa and holds a MBChB and a MMed (Anaesthesiology). JC’s professional interests include clinical anaesthesia and perioperative medicine.

Dr Helen Roberts

Clinical Director of Anaesthetics and Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr Roberts is originally from the UK and attended the University of Sheffield Medical School before going on to complete training in her chosen speciality of anaesthetics. Helen moved to Australia for a year in 2012 and then decided to stay. Dr Roberts joined GV Health in 2015 after spending 2.5 years working at Alfred

Dr Greg Dalley

Senior Medical Officer

Greg joined GV Health in 1999. He has degrees in medicine and medical science. He also has specialist qualification in rehabilitation medicine. As a specialist in rehabilitation medicine, Greg has inpatient responsibilities in neurological and general rehabilitation. He also works with the Community Rehabilitation Centre, including the Falls and Mobility Clinic.Rehabilitation Greg coordinates the junior

Dr Florence Tsitsi Chikwanha

Consultant Anaesthetist

Florence joined GV Health in October 2011. Florence was born in Zimbabwe and studied anaesthesia in northwest England. Florence now works as a general anaesthetist at GV Health, having previously been a supervisor responsible for training for interns and anaesthetic registrars. Florence’s professional interests include obstetric anaesthesia, medical education and regional anaesthesia.

Dr Doaa Sayed

Specialist Anaesthetist

Doaa Joined GV Health in December 2021. She undertook her medical degree in Egypt, then completed her speciality degree in anaesthesia in 2012. Doaa worked as a consultant in a number of different countries, before settling in Australia. As an anaesthetist at GV Health, Doaa provides specialist anaesthetic services, including appropriate pre and postoperative care.

Dr Arup Bhattacharya

Divisional Clinical Director – Medical

Dr Arup Bhattacharya did his post graduate training in the UK and was a consultant physician and geriatrician in Yorkshire. His special interest is in neurodegenerative disorders including Parkinson’s disease and disorders of cognition. Arup provides a comprehensive movement disorder service for Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. He also does cognitive assessments and provides

Dr Anil Xavier

Clinical Director of Medicine Consultant Physician and Nephrologist

Anil is a specialist in nephrology and general medicine. After completing his primary medical degree in India, he moved to the UK in 2002 where he completed his post graduate training. Anil has been a consultant since 2011. He has obtained fellowships both of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh and the Royal Australasian College

Dr Alasdair Thomas

Orthopaedics Staff Specialist and Orthopaedic Director of Training

Alasdair joined GV Health in January 2017. He graduated in medicine in Manchester in 1999. He has undergone training in orthopaedic surgery in England and obtaining his fellowship in 2012. Alasdair undertook Australian Orthopaedic Association approved fellowships in Adelaide in trauma, arthroplasty and arthroscopy between 2013 and 2016. He was granted FRACS and FaOrthA in

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